Benefits of Marijuana Legalization

Well it's painfully obvious that the pathetic attempt to prohibit this drug is failing. It is failing miserably. Here are a few reasons why it should be legalized. 1. By keeping weed illegal, we are giving the violent Mexican cartels more strength....

Did the Stimulus Create Jobs?

Yes, the stimulus legislation increased employment, despite false Republican claims to the contrary. September 27, 2010 Bookmark and Share Summary The economic stimulus package is a favorite target of Republican candidates and groups, but more than a...

The Essence of Freedom of Speech

I've been in these political forums for several years now and I think I can pretty safely say that not one person has been swayed from their original political leanings from when they first appeared here. All the proof, statistics, history, and...

This will probably get deleted but.....

Anyone know of another forum board similar to this one where one can have good strong debates on issues, regardless of viewpoint, without being shredded as a "right wing bastard"?:p I have had MANY very lively discussions on important issues since I've...

To Dems, Reps, Libs, TPers (Oops), and others

Since this site is soon to be untethered and released into the etherworld in it's current form, I'd like to say something to all of you I've exchanged and debated politics with over the years, as I doubt I'll be around much on Facebook2, I mean...

Charity's Political Divide

great read for everyone: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1759256/posts Here's an excerpt from the middle of the article: "Mr. Brooks, now a full professor and director of nonprofit studies at Syracuse's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public...

CBO figures speak volumes

The CBO (Congressional Budget Office) own figures speak volumes to the argument over the extension of, or repeal of, the so called "Bush Tax Cuts", and those volumes do NOT speak well of the Democratic party and President Obama's efforts. Remember,...

Tea Party Script Written in Washington

Tea Party Script Written In Washington (VIDEO) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/24/gopers-parrot-lines-from-_n_710541.html Posted: 09-24-10 03:02 PM An extensive review of GOP campaign literature, floor speeches and public statements reveals that...

If Mexico Can Do It, Why Can't We?

GUATEMALA CITY, Sep 15 , 2010 (IPS) - Travelling without documents to the United States from Latin America can turn into an odyssey, in which migrants have to elude common criminals and drug traffickers along the way, not to mention the laws on...

Gun Control

Another common issue. But I wanna know your thoughts. In my opinion, the average citizen should never have the right to own a gun. This directly promotes violence. If we wanna live in a safer society where we don't have to worry about being held up...

The Government

I am ignorant of USA politics and its machinations. Totally ignorant, I admit it. I never much cared for UK politics either. I am of the impression that they are all the same and their reason for being is not to 'lead' the people but to royally screw...

Republican's New Contract

By Thomas Ferraro and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON | Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:53am EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans hoping to gain control of the House of Representatives in the November 2 election vow to slash spending and stop "job-killing tax hikes" in...

GOP campaign-year 'Pledge'

Tax, spending cuts top GOP campaign-year 'Pledge' JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS - The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) � House Republican leaders are vowing to cut taxes and federal spending, repeal President Barack Obama's health care law and ban federal...

Why is prostitution illegal?

I would never participate. I mean I could get it for free without diseases. But nevertheless I don't understand why it's illegal. Strangers are allowed to have sex aren't they? So why is it different if there's money involved? I just don't understand...

Abortion yay

Ok so surprisingly I don't see any threads about the issue... Yeah it's a long argued topic but hey, whatever. Just tell me if you're for it or not and why. As for me, I'm for it. I think the government shouldn't interfere in private decisions like...

Republicans block bill to lift military gay ban

Republicans block bill to lift military gay ban ANNE FLAHERTY - The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) � Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked an effort to repeal the ban on gays from serving openly in the military, handing gay rights groups a defeat in...

"Wake Up"

By Matt Spetalnick PHILADELPHIA | Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:59pm EDT PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama had some friendly advice on Monday for liberal Democrats who say he has not achieved everything on their wish lists -- quit complaining....

Isn't It Wonderful

The UK's tax collection agency is putting forth a proposal that all employers send employee paychecks to the government, after which the government would deduct what it deems as the appropriate tax and pay the employees by bank transfer....

For azmike

Enough with clogging up the forums with your multiple posts. What do you hope to accomplish, drown everyone else out and have your opinion become gospel? Do you perhaps think you are on a holy mission to change the world to your opinion by clogging up...

Morte Fun Facts To Look Up

List of new offices, agencies and programs under USA's new healthcare law... In order to operate all of these new offices, agencies and programs we will have to hire massive amounts of new federal employees, thus removing them from creating wealth in...

How to we dismantle the 2 party system?

With all of the discussion over the years about a viable 3rd party, Green party, Peace and Freedom party, Libertarian party, etc., none have garnered enough attention to make a serious impact in any election on a national level. So, with that being...

My Take On Abortion

Nowhere is the right of choice defended with more vigor than with abortion. Having chosen to act, and a conception having occurred, it cannot then be unchosen. But there are still choices; always a best one. Sometimes a marriage has been broken; more...

Does Canada Allow Free Speech?

"Hate" is defined as a crime under two parts of Canada�s Criminal Code: sections 318 and 319. To convict anyone under the Code, very specific proof is required: both of the criminal act itself, and of the intention or motivation to commit the crime. It...